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Poster: debris_slide Date: Nov 16, 2011 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

Hello all...So I have a question...has anyone here ever worked in the food service industry? Kitchen jobs in college etc...I am a kitchen manager and have all these young new hires...I'm trying to turn some new folks on to the boys and am curious what you all would choose if in the same situation.

ps- I do think it's interesting how different job environments dictate the show selection...for example when I worked in a pharmacy...I would have loved to have ripped a nice other one or eleven but it just didn't work with the sick and weary, where as in a kitchen there is total aural freedom.


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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 16, 2011 10:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

grateful dead music


you are trying to catch a genie
and put it back in the bottle....

when it got out, it lit off in smoke
over your head and out of reach

designed to last forever and
disappear at the same time.

you can't hear it in the wind: roll
up the windows, crank the volume.

still it can slide out, drawn by the
big empty outside, meaning something.




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i've wondered the same thing myself numerous times -- which recording WON'T just blow away in the wind, or the oncoming rush of a semi -- or get lost in the din of the kitchen?

i lean towards 1971. some of 1970 too..... try DP 35 on for size.

it's the dead -- whatever you choose, some of it always dissolves into the atmosphere.



This post was modified by He Live's on 2011-11-17 06:42:02

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Nov 17, 2011 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

I work in the food industry and am forced to listen to pop radio most of the time. Most consider me the music nazi as at times I will just go turn the radio off because I can't stand certain songs. Every once in a while I play my ipod and its tolerated for only so long.

I'd start with either 77ish, 81-82, or late 80s. The really killer stuff is hard to understand. But if you have any metal fans it only makes sense to get the rockin other ones goin.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 17, 2011 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

Assuming you don't want to go with any studio material, DP 10 is the answer you seek! It sucks in new listeners in quite well from my experience.

DP 11 is a good choice as well. If you skip the DS, and possibly PITB, I think new ears will be able to appreciate the rest. Ladies and Gentlemen: Fillmore '71 is also suitable.

I think the best years to start with are '77 and '70-72 for beginners.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 17, 2011 4:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

I'd worked in kitchens (Pizza) for a good 23yrs. Plus dining complexes at UC-Davis (mid 70's). I'd rotate Dicks picks 2 and 3 so they would get used to it and I'd wager that it would grow on them, then go from there. At the Pizza Parlor, most of the back room employee's were latino's who grew to enjoy a lot of what I was playing (cassette's at the time). Jerry singing La Bamba was a big hit - lol. "Garcia es muy bueno!"

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 17, 2011 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

Depending on the tastes of your coworkers, I might suggest a Reckoning-era acoustic set. The sound quality is really nice for many of those sets, and the jamming never gets too heady for a noob. 10/4, 10/10 and 10/26 are all fine choices.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 17, 2011 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

10/13 just might be the best wooden set of either of the Warfield/Radio City runs...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-10-13.set1-set3-sbd.miller.25559.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Nov 18, 2011 12:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

Definitely go light on the heavy jamming, and stick with song-based sets.

May I suggest 8-6-71 (the juiced version!)? It'd give them a chance to hear the energy in the room as well as the band. Plus it has knockout versions of quite a few songs.

Or hell, maybe make a compilation.

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Poster: debris_slide Date: Nov 17, 2011 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

all are amazing choices...I'm going 82 I think...I will report back after my grueling 8 hour shift.

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Poster: utopian Date: Nov 17, 2011 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What are the words you have gotten back from previous introductions?

I try not to subject them to phils singing, sorry buddy. This question has come up for me many times in the past; Which particular show would allow for a positive introduction to the band?

It depends on the listeners but prime 68, which I have been absolutely into lately would be another option.

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Poster: WillCo Date: Nov 20, 2011 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

Fun thread. Sorry I'm late. The kitchen job I enjoyed most was summer '79 in Oregon, where someone played the David Grisman Quintet first album whenever she could - wonderful choice. As far as GD is concerned, I agree with rdenirojb87 about 70-72, and Ladies and Gentlemen's mellow vibe is very sweet. Reckoning's another good call.

For chrissakes give everyone some variety. I worked for one idiot (in a bookstore) who subscribed to eight-track tapes of garbage muzak and left the same tape on all week. Some customers would walk in and then in the same breath walk straight back out. We workers were not so lucky. The Christmas tape would arrive in mid-October; just imagine...

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Poster: utopian Date: Nov 17, 2011 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best show pre 85 for use in high volume kitchen

10-10-82